Comunità montana Grand Combin

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Coordinates: 45°47′N 7°18′E / 45.783°N 7.300°E / 45.783; 7.300
Comunità montana Grand Combin
Communauté de Montagne Grand-Combin
Italian mountain community
Overview of Gignod
Country  Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Headquarters Gignod
 - coordinates 45°47′N 7°18′E / 45.783°N 7.300°E / 45.783; 7.300
Area 437.47 km² (169 sq mi)
Population 5,825 (2013) [1]
Density 13 /km² (34 /sq mi)
Subdivisions 11 comuni
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website: Grand Combin mountain community

The Comunità montana Grand Combin (" Grand Combin mountain community", in French Communauté de montagne Grand-Combin) is an association of 11 comuni in the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta.

The Comunità is named after the Grand Combin mountain, one of the highest mountains in the Alps. Even if the mountain is completely in Switzerland, it can be seen from the two main valleys that are part of the Comunità.

Purpose[change | change source]

Its main purpose is to promote the development of the valleys in the preservation of their cultural and environmental heritage. The Comunità also helps with technical assistance to all the comuni of the region.[2]

The main activities have been:

Geography[change | change source]

This Comunità is in the northern part of Valle d'Aosta, close to Switzerland. The comuni are in two small mountain valleys: Valle del Gran San Bernardo (French: Vallée du Grand-Saint-Bernard) and Valpelline. There is another smaller valley where is the Bionaz comuni. These three valleys form the larger system of side valleys of the Dora Baltea river.

The main rivers in the Comunità are:

  • Buthier, that flows through the Valpelline valley and is 40 km (25 mi) long. It joins the Dora Baltea in Aosta as a left tributary.
  • Artanavaz, that flows through the Gran San Bernardo valley, is 20 km (12 mi) long and is a right tributary of the Buthier.

The Comunità montana Grand Combin has a total area of about 437.47 km2 (168.91 sq mi) and a population of 5,825;[1] its population density is of 13 inhabitants/km2.

The headquarters of the mountain community are in Gignod.

The Comunità includes the following comuni:

  Comuni Population[3]
Gran San Bernado valley
1 Allein 244   8.02   30.4
2 Etroubles 509   39.16   13.0
3 Gignod 1,719   25.96   66.2
4 Saint-Oyen 216   9.40   23.0
5 Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses 350   65.28   5.4
Valpelline valley
6 Bionaz 233   142.82   1.6
7 Doues 495   16.48   30.0
8 Ollomont 158   53.59   2.9
9 Oyace 217   30.62   7.1
10 Roisan 1,029   14.67   70.1
11 Valpelline 655   31.47   20.8

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Le Comunità montane della Regione Valle d'Aosta" (in Italian). Comuniverso. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  2. "L'Istituzione" (in Italian). Comunità montana Grand Combin / Communauté de montagne Grand-Combin. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Comunità montana Grand Combin" (in Italian). Comuniverso. Retrieved 11 July 2014.

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